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Sep 8, 2010 2:00am EDT
. that is the measuring stick bayous. -- measuring stick i use. the second is, do they agree to term limits? i think the number one problem we have is the desire to be there forever, and that tells me it is about them and not us. term limits is a wonderful measuring stick to judge. offer a piece of paper that says, i pledge, and make them sign it. if they do sign it, they have at least one piece of paper in the future. you're not going to get term limits passed by the u.s. congress. it is not fair to generalize it, but there are exceptions. democrat and republican, so this is not partisan statements, but the fact is, too often it is about what is best for the next election and not the next generation. we are hurting america. >> newt gingrich would not make a good nominee for president because he could not make a commitment. are there other examples? >> newt gingrich's one of the smartest man i have ever met. i have served under him four -- four years in the house. i think you can make judgments about the character based on what they're alive says. -- what the alive says. >> -- the life says. when i
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
, in targeted cities. we talked about how we might do that using our own media networks and also, thanks to you. we believe that, for example, that the national council of churches has made an nationals statement that calls for acceptance of muslim neighbors and have spoken out as strongly as we can about the issues you've heard today. but we have also called on state councils of churches, including for example in florida, to initiate activities in their own communities that will say no to this kind of bigotry. we are getting a response already. we hope that will continue. that was part of the meeting today. not simply to stop with the statement, although it response at the moment and must be heard, but also to carry the word of education and hope into the future by calling on local communities, our own networks, to replicate it. i want to say one other word. you've heard this from reverend cizik. christians in the west have often been responsible for the kind of and tolerant rhetoric we now hear from various places in this country-- intolerant rhetoric we now hear from various places in the co
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2010 6:00am EDT
of employees. it was the private pension rewards for long working used to regulate the labor markets. the retirement age, the existence of retirement age in our society is a function of decisions both of increased productivity in the last century and decisions we made about allocating leisure. much of the leisure we chose to take from the increase productivity went into shorter work weeks. it also went to longer vacations in the last century before the 1950's. after the 1940's or so, to be increased leisure went into retirement, a period of non work. we created this institution. it is malleable to some extent for it is also terribly important. the early retirement story is interesting. it begins to some extent with the unions very successfully negotiating 30-year and out early retirement options. many of the unions that had defined benefits and many of the businesses agreed to early retirement provisions that serve the purpose on the one hand of rewarding workers for long-term service and two, turning over the labor force. the flip side of all retirement age policy is also employment
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